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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Credits

  • Location

    University of Huddersfield

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    10-JAN-22, 09-JAN-23

  • Duration

    5 weeks

Course summary

About the course

Communicable diseases continue to be a major threat to public health, this course is aimed at healthcare professionals who are either planning to work in or who currently working in this field of practice, for example GPs, district nurses, health visitors. It provides the opportunity for you to develop a critical understanding of the principles of epidemiology, health surveillance and outbreak, as well as incident management of common infectious diseases.

  • It will assist you to gain the competencies required to plan prevention and control policies for infectious diseases.
  • You will gain the knowledge and skills required to develop incident management plans based on current best practice and international guidelines.
  • The course explores the prevention of healthcare associated infections (HCAIs) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the context of public/patient safety.
  • It will provide you with up to date information on infectious diseases management.
  • You will be taught by lectures who are experts in this field, including those currently working in the UK National Health Service.

In order to provide you with an understanding of the complexities of managing infectious diseases, you will receive a multidisciplinary experience through looking at the role of public health bodies and infection prevention and control teams in the prevention and management of communicable diseases.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching is delivered through a range of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials. Assessment will be through one piece of coursework.

Your module specification/module handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria for this module.

Career support

This short course will assist you to meet the specialist skills and post-registration development requirements stipulated by your employer/professional regulator.

Tuition fees

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University information

University of Huddersfield

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  • Campus address

    University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, Kirklees, HD1 3DH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 77 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    133 63%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99.0 99%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%



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